2014 Rieger Awards Call for Nominees

Important Dates

Submit all nomination materials electronically by March 14, 2014 to Jon Wagner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. February 21, 2014: Original deadline for submitting all nomination and review materials
  2. March 14, 2014: New extended deadline for submitting all nomination and review material
  3. April 18, 2014: Award recipients notified by the IVSA President
  4. June, 2014: Awards ceremony at the IVSA Annual Meeting

 

Nomination Materials and Process

To be considered for a Rieger Award, graduate students must be nominated by a current IVSA member. Nominees do not have to be IVSA members, and graduate students who are IVSA members can self-nominate. Nominees also must be graduate students at the time their thesis, dissertation, paper, or project was completed.

 

Thesis/Dissertation Award

To nominate a graduate student whose outstanding masters thesis or doctoral dissertation was completed between February 21, 2012 and February 21, 2014, submit the following (in English):

  • Contact information for the nominee and the nominating IVSA member: name, position, academic department or program, institution, telephone and email address.
  • A nomination letter (1200 words max) from the nominating IVSA member, recommending the student’s work in terms of the Awards Program review criteria (see below).
  • Written confirmation from the nominee’s faculty advisor or dissertation chair verifying the date of the thesis or dissertation proposal defense.
  • For Masters Students: A copy of the complete thesis and thesis abstract.
  • For Doctoral Students: A copy of sample chapters (60 pages max) and a dissertation abstract. Doctoral student nominees may be asked to submit their full dissertation at a later date.

 

Paper/Project Award

To nominate a graduate student whose outstanding paper or project was completed between February 21, 2012 and February 21, 2014, submit the following (in English):

  • Contact information for the nominee and the nominating IVSA member: name, position, academic department or program, institution, telephone and email address.
  • A nomination letter (1200 words max) from the nominating IVSA member, recommending the student’s work in terms of the Awards Program review criteria (see below).
  • A digital copy of the nominated paper or project (e.g. PDF or online gallery/resource).
  • NOTE: Paper or project completion must involve submission by the student to a course, presentation at a conference or workshop, publication, or incorporation in a public exhibit.

 

Award Honors

Award winners in each category receive a certificate of merit from the IVSA, a cash prize of $200, and an invitation to publish digital representations of their work through the IVSA web site. Rieger Award winners are also eligible to apply for a Travel Stipend (up to $1,000) to attend the IVSA’s annual conference.

Review Criteria

Each nominee’s work will be evaluated by the Rieger Awards Review Committee to assess its thoughtfulness, significance and creativity in addressing issues of interest to members of the IVSA. The Review Committee will give special consideration to work that: (a) enhances the theory and/or practice of visual sociology; (b) enriches understanding of culture and social life; (c) contributes new insights to social scientific research and practice; and/or (d) models creative and effective applications of visual imagery to social research.

2014 Rieger Award Committee Members

Rochelle Woodley-Baker (chair); Doug Harper (IVSA President); Darren Newbury (Editor Visual Studies); Yannis Scarpelos (IVSA member); Jon Wagner (IVSA Member); Kristen Goessling (IVSA student member)